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Real-life Motherhood Moments, #4

Real-life Motherhood Moments!

…Because there’s just too much real life not to share.

Son, trying to name his new stuffed rhinoceros: Mom, I just can’t decide! I want to name him either “Tusky” or “Horny.”

Mom, eyes widening: Tusky. Let’s go with Tusky.

Son: No, I think I like “Horny.”

Mom, decisively: His name is Tusky.


Another nonsensical conversation filled entirely with nonsequitors–with my adorably ADHD son, who becomes ravenous at night due to meds.

Me, entering the kitchen, and washing off the salt, which he has slimed with green sludge while attacking a plate of avocado: You and your appetite at night…

Him: It’s swarsikachia.

Me: Come again?

Him: It’s shrucksatoxa.

Me: I’m sorry?

Him: A fear of sweat!

Me, grinning, recalling few times that my son isn’t happily sweating): Really. You. A fear of sweat.

Him: Or maybe it’s cooties.

Me: (speechless, laughing)

(Mom later had to look this one up: fear of sweat is soceraphobia. True story.)


Check out the last few slices of real motherhood here, here, and here. Feel free to add your own real-life moments in the comments section! You might also enjoy 25 Ways it is Okay to Fail as a Mom.

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  1. I vote Tusky! ?


  2. THANK YOU! OMG- Matt came home the other day and was so happy I had purchased him “rubbers” from the store. I’m thinking, “great, something else we’ll have to un-learn before returning home.”

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